I had a Tactical Ultra II for several years before trading it in to get an Ed Brown Special Forces. Although it is a short barreled version, 3 inches instead of 5 inches, and aluminum frame instead of steel, the basic stuff was still all there. I thought the Tactical line was the best line of Kimbers and had the features I wanted. The Ultra II was 100% reliable for me from the first round through the last round I shot through it. I must have put at least 1,500 rounds through that gun and it was still tight and looked almost brand new. The magwell and ambidexterous safety, as well as the blacked out sleeper styling, were all major reasons I bought it. I went to the Ed Brown because I wanted a full sized 1911 and decided to buy up. But I could have easily gone with the HDII and felt entirely well armed.